At Moritz, you can design your own curriculum that fits your career goals and academic interests. You can select from over 100 courses in major areas of US, transnational and international law to pursue a general curriculum or concentrate in a specialized area of law. Learn more about our academic requirements and curriculum.
LLM students at Moritz has the option to transfer to the JD program upon completion of the LLM program. Most credits earned from the LLM degree are transferrable to the JD program. As a result, LLM-JD transfer students will complete the JD program only in two years. LSAT test is not required.
At Moritz, LLM students may take courses on all subjects tested on the New York bar exam as well as many other bar exams in the U.S., such as Ohio, California, D.C., Massachusetts, Texas, Washington. LLM students also receive a commercial bar prep course from THEMIS at a very low cost, one of the largest national bar review providers, along with bar exam info sessions and workshops at the law school throughout the academic year. Learn more here.
The academic year at Moritz is enriched through a wide range of resources and student support services available both at the College of Law and the Ohio State University, including one-on-one academic advising, career advising, mentoring program, mental health and wellness programs, Faculty Resource Advisors, and LLM-JD Buddy program. Our career and professional development programs help prepare LLM students for job search post-graduation during the OPT period (OPT - Optional Practical Training - allows F-1 visa students temporary employment of up to 12 months after graduation in law-related roles, working at least 20 hours a week or full time). Learn more about OPT here.
Moritz College of Law is located in the heart of Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. It is the largest city in Ohio and the 14 largest city in the U.S. with a metropolitan population of 2+ million people. The city boasts a fast-growing economy, diversity, and a vibrant intellectual, academic, cultural and sport life, positioning Moritz perfectly to give international students a vibrant law school experience that extends beyond the classroom. Columbus is home to the Ohio's Government, Legislature, and Supreme Court, as well as the headquarters of multinational corporations and large national and regional law firms. Read more here.
The Ohio State University is ranked among the top 16 public universities in the U.S. It boasts a network of 64,000 students and over 500,000 living alumni. Around the world, we are known as Buckeyes.
At OSU, international students have access to the following:
- On-campus Housing: International students can apply to live on-campus, where you’ll expect to meet lifelong friends and find yourself calling your residence hall “home”. Off-campus housing: there are also many affordable private housing options near campus. View more here.
- A large student center, the Ohio State Union, where all student meetings and activities take place, including space for prayer and meditation.
- Buckeyes sports: Sports are a big part of campus life, with Ohio State Buckeyes participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) in all sports and the Big 10 Conference in most sports.
- Work-life balance: Enhance your well-being through activities at OSU's award-winning Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC). Enjoy its large indoor and outdoor facilities: pools, sauna rooms, running tracks, sports equipment, spacious parks and outdoor space.